Lena Plaksina

Just my type: things I learned from writing my own programming language

I think that programming languages are not merely (or even mainly) a technical facility, but rather a social one, and want to draw on my experience of laying the foundations of my own Open Source programming language to hopefully convince you of the same!

About Lena Plaksina

Hi, I’m Lena. I’m an avid cat rescuer, learning enthusiast, and Rails Bridge Wellington organising committee member. I started out in design, but fell for web and software development during my first industry internship. I've been writing Ruby since 2015, and I'm currently learning other languages to expand my toolkit. I’m all about finding patterns, building and communicating software in a way that helps everyone understands it, and failing better – mistakes make me a better developer, and I believe that failing is just an opportunity to learn.

When I’m not coding, I’m watching movies with my 3-legged rescue cat Warlock, collecting enamel pins, and helping out and/or presenting at tech community events around town.

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